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CAA Works to Eradicate Effects of Turbulent Year

As UNC students close out the remainder of the academic year, Carolina Athletic Association officials hope to close a tumultuous chapter in the organization's history.CAA President Reid Chaney said he plans to give the organization a face lift by distancing himself from past administrations marred by scandal.But Chaney says the changes will be more than cosmetic. He said his administration will take key lessons from both the successes and failures of former CAA President Tee Pruitt's two-year term.

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UNC Changes Food Providers

Carolina Dining Services has signed a new contract to provide food and service for the University's dining halls and cafes.UNC officials have forged a partnership with ARAMARK management services, to begin in August when the University's current five-year contract with Sodexho-Marriott runs out.Ira Simon, dining services administrator, said officials signed a 10-year contract with ARAMARK after a 12- to 15-person committee examined bid proposals from ARAMARK, Sodexho-Marriott and Chartwells, another food services provider."It's only going to get better," Simon said.

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UNC, Nike Consider Labor Issue

Department of Athletics officials say UNC is taking a groundbreaking approach in drafting its new contract with Nike, addressing labor concerns for the first time in the partnership's history.Director of Athletics Dick Baddour said the University's negotiators are hoping to incorporate UNC's labor code into the deal, balancing the department's financial needs and UNC's social responsibilities. By doing so, he said, UNC would set an example for other universities. "We've been talking to Nike about initiatives," Baddour said in an interview with The Daily Tar Heel on Sunday.

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Students Cleared in CAA Case

The Board of Elections reported Thursday that it could not find enough evidence to unequivocally link two students to an e-mail scandal that disrupted February's race for Carolina Athletic Association president. Board members ruled that they could not prove the guilt of senior Liz Gardner and junior B.J. Talley beyond a reasonable doubt, although members say evidence strongly implicates the two students.Gardner and Talley were accused of crafting a forged e-mail that was submitted as evidence in the Feb.

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Gardner, Talley Deny Misconduct

The Board of Elections met Monday night to begin final deliberations about the guilt of two students allegedly responsible for forging an e-mail during February's race for Carolina Athletic Association president.After reading written statements from the two implicated students -- senior Liz Gardner and junior B.J.

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Board to Resolve CAA Case

The Board of Elections is slated to begin deliberations early next week on the guilt of two students allegedly linked to the e-mail scandal in February's Carolina Athletic Association presidential race.Senior Board of Elections members Carl Piraneo and Bryan Crumpler are in the process of presenting their findings from an investigation begun by the board's former vice chairman, Fred Hill, after the Feb.

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Revised Version of CAA Bill Signed Into Law

In the waning hours of his administration, Student Body President Brad Matthews signed a bill Monday night finalizing the 82nd Student Congress' recent attempts to place the Carolina Athletic Association under the oversight of future Congresses.Congress members, whose terms end today along with Matthews', met in a special session Monday to vote on the bill recently revised by Matthews and Sarah Marks, the chairwoman of Congress' Rules and Judiciary Committee and the original author of the bill.

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Revised CAA Bill Faces Vote

In an effort to avoid a veto by Student Body President Brad Matthews, Student Congress will meet in an emergency session tonight to vote on a revised version of the debated bill giving Congress power to oversee the Carolina Athletic Association.The bill passed by a 17-1 vote Tuesday but stalled in the hands of Matthews, who refused to approve the bill because of clerical errors and logistical concerns.Matthews met Friday with Congress Speaker Alexandra Bell and Sarah Marks, chairwoman of Congress' Rules and Judiciary Committee, to discuss the changes.

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CAA Legislation Awaits Matthews' Decision

The fate of a bill giving Student Congress power to oversee the Carolina Athletic Association is now in the hands of Student Body President Brad Matthews.The bill, passed Tuesday night during the last meeting of the 82nd Congress, must be approved by Matthews before the CAA Constitution is amended.With Matthews' stamp of approval, the bill most notably will require a more transparent ticket distribution policy.A good idea, says CAA President Tee Pruitt, but one that should not be forced upon the group by Congress.

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Congress Votes to Censure, Supervise CAA

Student Congress overwhelmingly passed a landmark bill Tuesday night that will give future Congresses the power to oversee the Carolina Athletic Association.After nearly an hour of debate, the bill -- which will amend the CAA Constitution to place the group under the auspices of Congress -- passed by a 17-1 vote, with only senior Chris McClure dissenting.Congress also voted by a narrow margin of 10-9 to censure the CAA and urge the next session of Congress to appoint a committee to investigate the past two CAA administrations."We strongly disapprove of the style of leadership and

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